Once upon a time …

.. two people shared laughter over a mirror and an apple..

Small bits of intimate beauty and purity

that only lovers understand.

One day the princess found a magical book , old, not new.

Bound bits of paper that had been well-loved and coveted by others before her.

She presented the book to the prince, as a token of her affection, inscribing it as such:

“Thank you for reminding me that it’s always about the apple and the mirror”

Thinking that this small remembrance would be treasured always and ever after.

But the princess learned that there truly is no always.  However, she held those past bits of laughter and luminosity close to her heart.

And, although the end came, and the token is gone, she hopes that somewhere inside Prince Charming will remember …